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FLOWER SHOW Orchids have a storied past that is as mysterious and intriguing as the spirit itself. The ancient Chinese were among the first to use orchids medicinally, for instance. To learn about these stories, visit the Orangerie at Red Butte Garden for the Fall Orchid Show: Fall in Love with Orchids. In addition to hearing stories, there will be time to ask questions and learn about the culture and care of orchids. Local vendors will be on hand with a wide variety available for purchase. Red Butte Gardens, 300 Wakara Way, Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Garden members tickets are free; adults, $10; seniors, $8; children age 3 and older, $6; UtahOrchidSociety.org/ DANCE In its efforts to promote dance opportunities for youth, nonprofit Dance and the Child International (daCi) is hosting The Dance of Life, including a master class with Juan Carlos Claudio for youngsters between ages 12-18. Participants have a choice between dance forms like Tai Chi and art class if they prefer something graceful and easy paced. They can opt for Polynesian, African, Hip Hop & Salty Dog Rag if they prefer fast-paced and energetic dance forms. Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex, 1720 Campus Center Drive, University of Utah, Friday, November 6, 5-8 p.m., Individual registration is $20, or $45 for families; DaciUSA.org/dayofdance/Utah FUNDRAISER If you've ever read Animal Farm, you know that farm denizens have a tough life in the pen. So, to raise awareness of their plight, Sage Mountain: An Advocate for Farm Animals, is holding a special fundraising event. It will feature a sustainability presentation and discussion led by a University of Utah professor and a few, short videos highlighting environmental issues related to the agricultural industry. Boneyard Saloon & Wine Dive, 1251 Kearns Blvd., Park City, Thursday, Nov. 5 6-8 p.m. free, SageMtn.org DOCUMENTARY FILM The Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah is launching a new documentary film series. The launch will be commemorated with a screening of The Case Against 8, a film by Ben Cotner and Ryan White. In this free screening, audience members will get a behind-the-scenes look at the historic case to overturn Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. Salt Lake Film Society's Broadway Centre Cinema, 111 E. 300 South, Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., THC.Utah.edu
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